Public Lands

Defying the global warming alarmists

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President Trump today signed an executive order that could expand offshore energy drilling. Among other measures, the order rolls back an executive order issued in the final weeks of the Obama presidency that banned energy drilling in hundreds of millions of acres of offshore land. As a long-time advocate of offshore energy exploration, I believe it's utterly absurd to ban ourselves from developi... Read more »

Nunes Named to Trump Transition Team

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Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22) released the following statement today after joining the executive committee of Donald Trump’s transition team: “Today I was honored to have been named to the executive committee of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. In this role, I will advise President-elect Trump on the appointments of his Cabinet members and on appointments to other top positions in... Read more »

Nunes Introduces Bill Supporting Arctic Energy Leases

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Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, introduced a bill in the House of Representatives today encouraging the Department of the Interior to advance its plan to sell two leases for energy development in the Arctic. The Arctic lease sales are included in the Department of the Interior’s draft plan for its 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf ... Read more »

Nunes Reacts to Senate Passage of Altered Backcountry Access Act

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“We need to protect these jobs, which is why the House acted so quickly three weeks ago. While I have strong reservations about the Senate changes, I have been given firm assurances that the altered bill solves the problems faced by the backcountry horsemen. For this reason, I am working tonight to get the altered bill considered in the House as soon as possible.” said Rep. Devin Nunes. Nunes is t... Read more »

Backcountry Horsemen Get Relief From House

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Congressmen Devin Nunes (CA-21), Kevin McCarthy (CA-22), Tom McClintock (CA-04) and Jeff Denham (CA-19) today announced that the House has passed a bill that would restore access to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks for backcountry horsemen. (bill text) Commercial permits necessary for the operation of the region’s pack stations have been suspended due to a lawsuit by a radical environme... Read more »

500 Jobs in Jeopardy While “MoFo” Law Firm Packs-in the Cash

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Members of Congress call for quick action by the Obama Administration to save jobs and halt activist judge and former partner at Morrison & Foerster (www.mofo.com) Congressmen Devin Nunes and Jeff Denham, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and Chairman Rob Bishop, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, today called on the Obama Administration to act to protect the jobs of backcountry ... Read more »

Job Killers Loose in National Parks

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Our jobs are under attack. Rural mountain communities are once again in the cross-hairs of liberal politicians and regulators. Having already devastated California’s mining and timber industries with laws and regulations limiting access to public lands, environmental radicals have moved full speed into a new round of limitations that impact recreational use of our National Parks. They want to elim... Read more »

National Monument Designation Transparency and Accountability Act

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Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-21) and Senator Mike Crapo (ID) today announced the bi-cameral introduction of legislation that will limit the unchecked Presidential power related to the designation of new national monuments. “The bill that we introduced today will improve the Antiquities Act by limiting the president’s unfettered discretion and ensuring a more inclusive designation process,” said Rep... Read more »

National Monument Designation Transparency and Accountability Act Introduced

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Congressman Devin Nunes today introduced legislation that will limit the unchecked Presidential power related to the designation of new national monuments. “A Congressional review of the National Monument designation process is long overdue and reforms are clearly needed to protect the public interest. The political exploitation of current law to impose draconian regulations on public lands and to... Read more »

Congress Approves Water Give-Away

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Today, Congressman Devin Nunes reacted to passage of the San Joaquin River Settlement legislation (see video). “Today’s action by Congress represents a major setback for our region. The officials responsible will be remembered as architects of the economic and environmental catastrophe that follows,” said Rep. Nunes. The San Joaquin River Settlement legislation will force the diversion of 250,000 ... Read more »